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Considering the Inclusion of Off-Label Medicines in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Packages

By Alia Luz
Category : Learning

In the global scheme of medicines provision, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face difficulties in ensuring medicine access. Aside from the improvements still needed to healthcare infrastructure, financing, and service delivery, these countries also face issues in prioritizing their health services and ensuring the sustainability of their benefits packages. These issues are complex, but even […]

Gearing up for Better Decisions: Launching the Guide to health Economic Analysis and Research (GEAR) Online Resource

By Alia Luz
Category : Learning

Imagine you’re a researcher in a low- and middle-income country (LMIC), and you find that you need to conduct an economic evaluation for your country. Now, where do you start? Or if you get halfway and are stuck and don’t know how to conduct, what do you do? These are the problems that the Guide to […]

Indian delegates from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare visited HITAP

By Saudamini Dabak, Chalarntorn Yothasmutra
Category : Learning

(HITAP, Thailand) On 23-25 January 2017, delegates from the Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, visited HITAP to learn about the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) system in Thailand. During the discussion, the application of the Thai experience with HTA to the Indian context and plans for the development […]

Join our expert online community for GEAR database

Category : Others

Are you an expert in economic evaluations? Do you want to guide researchers around the world generate better evidence? We are calling for expert volunteers to join our Guide to Economic Analysis Research (GEAR) database. Your expertise in health economics can make a difference in generating better evidence for better decisions in low- and middle-income countries. What you can do for […]

Indonesia’s Commitment to Evidence-Informed Decision Making

By Alia Luz
Category : Others

Indonesia launched its universal healthcare program in January 2014, a process that had been initiated in 2004. The scheme, Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional or JKN, is administered by a public agency called Badan Penyelenggara Jamina Sosial  or BPJS Health and is expected to cover all citizens by 2019. With over 133 million participants enrolled as of […]

What could India’s HTA mechanism for its healthcare system look like?

By Alia Luz & Saudamini Dabak
Category : In-Country Experience

With HTA gaining ground as a tool for priority-setting globally, it comes as no surprise that, alongside many other questions on the development of the mechanism, countries are trying to find ways to adapt HTA to their particular healthcare system and context. Such was the case the HITAP team found when we went to India […]


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